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ECOWAS Court makes first pronouncement on Maputo Protocol: Rules in favour of plaintiffs in case of Dorothy Njemanze & 3 Ors V Federal Republic of Nigeria

Banjul, 12 October 2017 The ECOWAS Court today, 12 October 2017, delivered its judgment in the case between Dorothy Njemanze and 3 others v The Federal Republic of Nigeria. The case centered on the violent, cruel, inhuman, degrading and discriminatory treatment the Plaintiffs suffered at the hands of law enforcement agents in Abuja Nigeria. The […]

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IHRDA and partner sue Nigerian Government before the ECOWAS Court over case of Domestic Violence that incapacitated victim

The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) and the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) have sued the Nigerian government at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice on behalf of a Mary Sunday,   who was a victim of domestic assault by a Police Corporal, Isaac Gbanwuan On the 24th of August […]

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Communication 301/05: Haregewoin Gabre-Salassie and IHRDA (on behalf of Dergue Officials) v Ethiopia

Facts A communication was filed in 2005 before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR) against the Republic of Ethiopia by Haregewoin Gabre-Salassie. IHRDA became a co-author to the communication in 2006. The Dergue Officials are former members of the Mengistu regime otherwise known as the Dergue regime. In 1991 the Ethiopian Peoples’ […]

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Funding: Call for applications to the Legal Defence Fund – Sep 2011

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), with the financial support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), is operating a fund for individuals/groups litigating cases before the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights. The fund covers travel, accommodation and other related expenses. Applicants to this fund must fulfill […]

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Funding: Call for applications to the Legal Defence Fund – Mar 2011

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), with the financial support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is operating a fund for individuals/groups litigating cases before the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights. The fund covers travel, accommodation and other related expenses. Applicants to this fund must fulfill the […]

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IHRDA News Alert February 15 2011 – Vacancy Announcement

VACANCY: PORTUGUESE SPEAKING LEGAL INTERN IHRDA is seeking to recruit a Legal Intern (Portuguese speaking) to start work on April 18th 2011 for a period of six months. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the legal intern will be involved in the main programme areas of IHRDA, namely litigation before African regional human rights bodies, publications on […]

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Citizenship rights for children – Kenya

ACERWC Communication Article 6, especially sub-article 4, of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child guarantees the rights of every African child to a nationality at birth. Nubian children in Kenya are born stateless, and face daunting challenges convincing the Kenyan government to grant them citizenship when they come of age. […]

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294/04 Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and IHRDA (on behalf of Andrew Barclay Meldrum) / Zimbabwe

Brief Facts Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) (Complainant) filed communication 294/04 before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on behalf of Mr. Andrew Barclay Meldrum against Zimbabwe(Respondent) .Complainant alleges that Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Zimbabwe) and Immigration […]

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